Thursday, December 15, 2016


Isaiah 54:1-10

"Enlarge the space for your tent, spread out your tent cloths unsparingly; lengthen your ropes and make firm your stakes; you shall spread abroad to the right and to the left."

"My love shall never leave you nor my covenant of peace be shaken, says the LORD, who has mercy on you."

Listen to these words again spoken by the prophet.

Enlarge the space for your tent.  Make room for more not less.  Open wide and let others in.  Do not let you small minded judgments keep people out of your life.

If God is our husband as Isaiah says, then we taken his name, we take on his lifestyle.  God's name is generous and magnanimous.  We too must become what we celebrate in God.

He has open eternity to us.  The passage is made wide by the opening of his son's side.

How do we open up to others?  How do we welcome then with a love and peace that harkens back to the God above?

Raise a glad cry…break forth in jubilant song…

Risk opening up to others, to all, to whomever comes your way.  See in it the mannerisms of the Father toward us.